If you look in my closet right now, you’ll probably find at least seven different pair of boots. I have several knee high boots, which are quintessential fall to me, plus a pair of UGGS. My daughter has several pairs as well, including her first pair of cowboy boots that we scored a few weeks ago. Y’all, I can’t even; they are ridiculously cute.

I’ve been dying to get a pair of booties with a heel. They aren’t remotely practical at ALL, but a girl needs at least one totally sassy pair of shoes. I feel very strongly about this. The trouble with boots is that they tend to be pricey. Or at least the ones that I like always are.

Enter Rack Room. It’s a store I’ve shopped at 100 times, but always on a whim, never with purpose. I was offered a chance to “style” a pair of their shoes. Um, twist my arm here!

I scoured their site and was totally set on this one pair when I had a thought. Why not pick out the sassy pair? So I snagged these Angel booties from X-Appeal (which are TOTALLY on sale right now, hint hint.)

My Rack Room Shoes

I also grabbed a pair of black knee high boots from KidsFeet for Miss E wand thought we’d have a fun little photo shoot to showcase our fall style. She loves clothes and shoes almost as much as I do (yes, I know I’m in trouble!)

My first outfit consisted of a Pico top that I got at Apricot Lane and Liverpool Jeans from a summer Stitch Fix. Miss E’s dress is from the GAP. When it gets cooler, I’ll probably pair her boots with leggings and tunics.

Rack Room Shoes me and my girlRack Room KidsFeet bootsFall outfits with Rack Room boots


Then I got to thinking about my upcoming anniversary. We’re headed to the mountains in a few weeks to celebrate and plan on having a few nice dinners out while we’re there. I definitely need an outfit that will showcase my new sassy boots.

So I found a dress from Old Navy that I got last fall and paired it with a pair of black tights and my boots. I threw on some earrings and grabbed a bracelet (both from Versona) and called it a WIN!

Rack Room X-Appeal BootiesSeriously, I am totally in love with these shoes. I would probably wear them to the preschool playground if the heel wouldn’t sink in the dirt. Not practical, but totally fun and fabulous.

What do you think? Which shoes would you have picked?

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I received two complementary pair of boots from Rack Room in exchange for this post. No other compensation was received. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


I know there’s all sorts of articles and posts out there telling us all the reasons that TV is bad for our kids. But you know what? Sometimes a show or movie is the only way I can get my kids to understand something. Sometimes they need to visualize it instead of hearing me talk on and on about it. Sometimes a movie will explain what’s about to happen a lot better than I can.

Think about the milestones that happen in our lives. There are the big ones like college graduation, weddings, moving and birth of a child. Then are the little ones, ones that are just as worth capturing and remembering. For us, it’s things like starting kindergarten and first baseball practice or gymnastics class. How about a first haircut or your first trip to Disney World? All of those are mini milestones that are worth celebrating.

Disney 2013

As you’re trying to prepare for a family trip or an extra special first, I guarantee Netflix has something to offer to help get everyone ready and excited for the big event.


Netflix for kids milestones
New Sibling: The Hive: S01E01, Babee’s Room
Losing Your First Tooth: Super WHY: S01E10, The Story of the Tooth Fairy
Getting Glasses: Arthur: S15E09, Through the Looking Glasses
First Sleepover: Bratz Kidz: Sleep-over Adventure
First Trick-or-Treat: Jake and the Never Land Pirates: S02E15, Tricks, Treats and Treasure!
First Pet: Beethoven
First Move: The Croods
First Big Game: D2: The Mighty Ducks
First Spelling Bee: Akeelah and the Bee
First Dance: Kickin’ It: S01E20, The Wrath of Swan
First Break-Up: Good Luck Charlie: S01E20, Girl Bite Dog
First Road Trip: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives



Mom and Dad Netflix MilestonesFOR PARENTS
New Job: The Office
Getting Married: My Fair Wedding with David Tutera
Having a Baby: What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Life as a Parent: Parenthood
Running for Office: Parks & Recreation
Buying a Home: House Hunters






If you’re like me, you want to hang on to these small moments. I currently have a box under my bed of photos and letters reminding me of all sorts of special times. Create your own Modern Milestone Memory box by clicking here.

Netflix Memory Box


As a huge fan and customer of Netflix, I am proud to be a member of the Netflix Stream Team. I received a Netflix subscription and a streaming device in return for posting Netflix updates and reviews. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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